Ex*cite"ment (?) n. [Cf. OF. excitement, escitement.]
The act of exciting, or the state of being roused into action, or of having increased action; impulsion; agitation; as, an excitement of the people.
That which excites or rouses; that which moves, stirs, or induces action; a motive.
The cares and excitements of a season of transition and struggle.
A state of aroused or increased vital activity in an organism, or any of its organs or tissues.
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